What You'll Find Here

I post daily (photos of my journal pages, things that inspire me and personal bits and pieces) to inspire and encourage others. I have always believed that if I can do it, so can you.

You'll find resources (my favorite supplies, books, slideshows of my art journal pages, favorite bloggers, etc...) listed along the right hand side of my blog.

I've been teaching both in person and online workshops for more than twenty years. You can find out more about my classes by scrolling down along the right hand side of my blog. I strive to make classes accessible to everyone (both beginner to advanced).

I love teaching and truly believe that deep down inside everyone is an artist, capable of creating something. There is power and knowledge in the act of creating something with your own hands, made from your own heart and head.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at EGorey99@sbcglobal.net

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, January 10, 2013

Moments Journal

"Moments" Cover

First Page of the Moments Journal
 I decided that I wanted to create a series of unbound pages that I could take with me whenever and wherever I pleased. "Moments" was created to fill that need. I am not thrilled with the look of the cover but I love the functionality and purpose of it. It is exactly what I wanted and needed to make at the time. While I may not love the look of the outside front cover, the first page speaks volumes for me (and no, it's not a picture of me.) I hope that you enjoy seeing the upcoming pages as much as I enjoyed making the book.

A quick reminder that I have some upcoming workshops in Monterey (this month), Scottsdale and Fremont (next month) as well as a few local workshops. You can find out more information about all of my upcoming workshops here. I am also actively looking for more venues across the U.S. as well as closer to home. It's getting harder and harder for me to find teaching venues as more and more shops close. I'm a big fan of supporting Mom and Pops as much as possible!

My latest online class is buzzing with activity, Marvel: Your Precious Life is now going on and our first facebook chat will be this Friday. I'm not closing registration at all and the workshop is completely work at your own pace. You can sign up at any time here. I'm really enjoying seeing what my students are working on in the class, it's always my favorite part of teaching (seeing how folks translate the ideas and make them their own.)

My bags are all unpacked but the house is a mess and things are in piles. I'm trying to ease my way back into my daily routine after being gone for two weeks. I'm not one for New Years Resolutions (I don't have to wait for January 1st to make a change) and the like but I do know that I want more walks, more reading, more art, more homemade things in my life in 2013.

1 comment:

mary said...

Kelly i really enjoy your blog posts and look forward to your life journey every day. it inspires me more than you know to see a young person grow and keep creating through lifes good and less than happy times.

Unbound pages? I have recently come to the same decision as I am interested in exploring more kinds of paper and techniques. Are you planning to bind the journal at some point? Are you creating on the back side? Do you have a size preference for this new format? Inquiring minds want to know.